GTA 6 Trailer Breaks the Internet – And YouTube Records

GTA 6 Trailer Breaks the Internet – And YouTube Records

News by Vianca Meyer
Published: December 12, 2023

The gaming world is abuzz with the monumental success of Rockstar Games' latest spectacle, "Grand Theft Auto 6" (GTA 6).

The launch trailer, premiering on YouTube, has not only shattered previous records but also affirmed the game's status as a cultural icon.

The GTA 6 trailer, a long-awaited glimpse into the game’s universe, amassed over 142 million views, becoming the most-viewed new game trailer on YouTube.

This staggering number eclipsed previous records, including those held by prominent YouTuber MrBeast.

"The Grand Theft Auto series has been at the epicenter of entertainment for decades," said Leo Olebe, Global Head of YouTube Gaming.

The trailer also broke three Guinness World Records.

These include the most-viewed video game reveal and the most-liked video game trailer on YouTube within 24 hours.

There is no denying that GTA 6 is more than just a game; it's a cultural phenomenon.

Is Life Imitating Art or Vice Versa?

The trailer's depiction of a character resembling Lawrence Sullivan, known as the "Florida Joker," has led to speculation about potential legal action.

Sullivan's reaction on TikTok, "GTA, we gotta talk," echoes a similar incident involving Lindsay Lohan and GTA 5.

This pattern of life imitating art and vice versa seems to be an emerging tradition with new GTA releases, further blurring the lines between gaming and reality.

The anticipation for GTA 6, a decade in the making, is palpable.

With its return to Vice City and introduction of the series' first female protagonist, the game promises to be the most immersive iteration yet.

Set to release in 2025 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, GTA 6 stands at the forefront of next-gen gaming experiences.

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